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WatchGuard unifies threat management

Next-gen UTM solutions to be unveiled

WatchGuard unifies threat management
Wang: Region is big for WatchGuard.

WatchGuard Technologies will unveil its ‘next generation’ unified threat management (UTM) solutions at GITEX TECHNOLOGY WEEK 2012. According to the company, security that is driven by awareness of application and user context makes a UTM appliance truly ‘next generation.’

“With WatchGuard Application Control, businesses now gain in-depth, granular control over Web 2.0 applications, such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and hundreds more,” says Joe Wang, CEO. “Not only does WatchGuard Application Control protect against the next-generation of threats that leverage these popular applications, now businesses can rein in how individual employees use such applications, directly from the corporate firewall.”

Since its expansion into the UAE market four years ago, GITEX has played an integral role in the company’s success. The Middle East has been one of WatchGuard’s fastest growing markets in recent years and the company has expanded its distribution base and added many solid channel partners.

In Q1 and Q2, its regional turnover grew 30% and it recently appointed Comguard as its value added distributor for the region. It has recently won contracts with Qatar Petroleum, where it is helping to protect 10,000 users, Abu Dhabi Judiciary Department and Bin Dawood Stores Saudi Arabia.

The company plans to add new offices in Saudi Arabia and Abu Dhabi, further expand its distribution channel and to set up training facilities in Dubai and Riyadh by the end of 2012. It also seeks to more frequent regional roadshows and introduce its rewards program. SecurityPaysGlobal.

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